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18-09-19

International symposium on Community Risk Management

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and Vision 20/20 are this week joining forces to host an international symposium on Community Risk Management.  The three-day event (18-20 Sept 2019) will see nearly 60 dele…

12-09-19

Project SHOUT reports rise in carbon monoxide poisoning

Cases of suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning have increased by a third over the past five years a report by campaign group Project SHOUT has revealed. Data from the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) shows that cases rose steadily from 2450…

11-09-19

New consultation launched to support Fire Safety Engineer apprenticeship standard

A new NFCC consultation has now been launched and we are seeking views about the newly developed  Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) which will support the degree level Fire Safety Engineer Apprenticeship Standard.  Th…

06-09-19

Business Safety Week 2019

This week Fire and Rescue Services will be supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council's annual Business Safety Week campaign.  The week encourages all businesses to ensure they have taken the steps required by law to protect their bu…

05-09-19

NFCC welcomes sprinkler review for high-rise homes

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed the announcement of government proposals which will see new high-rise blocks of flats protected by sprinklers and consulting on reducing the building height for requirement of sprinklers, from th…

04-09-19

NFCC response to Spending Round

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) responds to today’s Spending Round as the Chancellor of the Exchequer committed to spending more on vital public services. NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher said: “I have recently wr…

09-08-19

NFCC Chair outlines key areas for focus following the announcement of new Fire Minister

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is looking forward to working with the newly appointed Minister of State of Policing (Home Office), Kit Malthouse, who will also have responsibility for fire.   This follows changes to a number of g…

08-08-19

Latest fire statistics released: We call on government to ensure services are properly resourced

Latest figures from the Home Office show that the number of fires attended by Fire and Rescue Services across England have increased by nine per cent over the past 12 months, while the number of incidents have increased by two per cent. Follow…

07-08-19

NFCC Chair thanks all for 'tireless response' in Derbyshire as operation winds down

Firefighters and fire service staff from across the country have been thanked by the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer for the dedicated and professional response to the major incident at the…

06-08-19

High Volume Pumps reach their target in Derbyshire

 Fire service crews pumping water from the damaged dam at Whaley Bridge have reached their target. High Volume Pumps and other assets have been at the site since Thursday, More details on next steps will be shared shortly, Take …